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This document lists changes made to the Editor Indent API.

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Indentation Support module created

Sep 2 '14; API spec. version: 1.39; affected top-level classes:; made by: dbalek
Implementation of indentation which depends on typing hooks moved to a separate module, see its javadoc for more info.

Adding org.netbeans.modules.editor.indent.api.IndentUtils.createIndentString

Dec 3 '10; API spec. version: 1.22; affected top-level classes: IndentUtils; made by: mmetelka; issues: #192289
Method IndentUtils.createIndentString(int indent, boolean expandTabs, int tabSize) added.

Adding CodeStylePreferences.Provider

Feb 17 '10; API spec. version: 1.18; affected top-level classes: CodeStylePreferences; made by: vstejskal; issues: #178311
Adding CodeStylePreferences.Provider interface in order to allow isolating the project-dependent code style preferences storage from the rest of the editor infrastructure.

Enhance Context class with Lookup so that indenters can communicate with each other.

Mar 3 '09; API spec. version: 1.12; affected top-level classes: Context; made by: dkonecny; issues: #159479
Let IndentTask and/or ReformatTask implement Lookup.Provider and before executing indentation/reformat call these providers and provide merged result via getLookup() method in Context. Individual formatters check lookup for presence of other formatters and communicate with them via domain specific APIs.


Oct 23 '08; API spec. version: 1.20; affected top-level classes:; made by: vstejskal; issues: #120357
The AutomatedIndenting support class provides regex-based automatic re-indentation of lines as user types. This is a replacement for the deprecated ExtFormatter.getReformatBlock and INDENT_HOT_CHARS_ACCEPTOR setting.

Adding org.netbeans.modules.editor.indent.api.Indent.indentNewLine

Oct 15 '08; API spec. version: 1.19; affected top-level classes: Indent; made by: vstejskal; issues: #120357
The new method int Indent.indentNewLine(int) was added as a replacement for the old int Formatter.indentNewLine(BaseDocument, int).

Adding org.netbeans.modules.editor.indent.spi.CodeStylePreferences

Aug 13 '08; API spec. version: 1.9; affected top-level classes: CodeStylePreferences; made by: vstejskal; issues: #141974
The new CodeStylePreferences class was added in order to unify access to editor formatting/indentation preferences (ie. code style).

Adding CodeStylePreferences.get(Document doc, String mimeType) and CodeStylePreferences.get(FileObject file, String mimeType).

Feb 5 '08; API spec. version: 1.11; made by: dbalek; issues: #153957
The new methods were added to allow for getting the formatting/indentation preferences of embedded mimeTypes.

API/SPI repackaged to remove it from the official NetBeans API packages

Oct 29 '07; API spec. version: 1.5; made by: vstejskal; issues: #116022

The API/SPI classes were moved from the official org.netbeans.api and org.netbeans.spi packages and the stability level of the API was set to devel to indicate that the module and its API is still under development. The major version of the module was set to 2 to mark the incompatible change.

There was not enough time in the Netbeans 6.0 release timeframe for us to fully stabilize the APIs offered by this module. Therefore we decided to release the development version of the APIs and do a full API review in the next release cycle.

Added several methods to Context class

Oct 13 '07; API spec. version: 1.2; made by: mmetelka; issues: #116022

Added Context.lineIndent(), Context.lineStartOffset(), Context.caretOffset(), Context.setCaretOffset() and Context.indentRegions() methods (including Context.Region class). Fixed Context.modifyIndent() signature and implementation.


Added Context.mimePath()

Jul 17 '07; API spec. version: 1.1; made by: mmetelka; issues: #110129

Added Context.mimePath() method.

editor/indent module was created.

Jun 14 '07; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: mmetelka
The module was created.

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